Picasso and Senora Canales  by boxplayer

Picasso and Senora Canales

From Picasso's Rose period. Original here https://www.wikiart.org/en/pablo-picasso/portrait-of-madame-canals-1905. Dave actually looks like Picasso, so was a very obvious one for this year's Spanish-themed fancy dress.

Happy new year to everyone and especially to the very loyal and caring followers who have continued to comment and fave my pictures regardless of the fact that I just never get anywhere near keeping up with all your posts.

A toasty breakfast then Dave and I headed out to Beeston for our usual mooch around. A lot of stuff shut - even a couple of the usual charity shops which was sad. But enjoyable anyway, found some books and another rose for my outfit.

Back for the traditional pea and garlic soup. Then an afternoon of rather constant chopping and prepping. Quite an undertaking this year as Anna was doing a kind of tapas-y menu so a lot of different things to prep. The sherry and gin punch I got going helped a lot though.

Eventually we went up and got into gear and much hilarity ensued - Anna came as a Santiago de Compostela pilgrim if not St James himself, Sophie was a penitente de Pascoa (yes very high-brow), Diego Velazquez and a rather slutty flamenco dancer. The HMs were a mixed bag - a Lara wearing a basque (groan), a lot of moustaches including a Philip II and a mini flamenco dancer.

A lot of food and drink was consumed - several courses of tapas and a big stew of salt cod and a squid ink rice dish. Homemade marzipan and crema catalanas also followed.

Played several rounds of Chinese Pictionary before we trooped out at midnight to see the fireworks. Some wig and moustache swapping afterwards and more games before bed at 2ish.

Diego Velazquez pours himself un vaso de vino https://365project.org/boxplayer/extras/2018-12-31

31 December 2018
Beeston, Nottingham
OMG Picasso is still alive !!!
January 6th, 2019  
@cutekitty @annika82 @overalvandaan @padlock @cocobella @bizziebeeme @roachling @kjarn @Weezilou @happypat thank you so much for all your comments this year - I have been truly crap and promise to try and do better.
January 6th, 2019  
It all sounds very up market dressing....you always have original ideas!
January 6th, 2019  
We do t mind about the commenting! I don5 comment on them all by any means but do look with interest....I like to know what you’re up to! 😀
January 6th, 2019  
Sounds like a good night. Excellent costumes too! Don't worry about the commenting... I've been struggling too!
January 7th, 2019  
You both look great!
January 11th, 2019  
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